TM01 - Green Day Out

Monday, November 6 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Abstract Text:

Looking for unique and cutting edge projects that are changing the building industry? Western Massachusetts is the place for exploring! Visit three buildings designed to meet the Living Building Challenge (LBC), and a fourth using the most advanced cross laminated timber construction in the United States. The University of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building is a 4-story, 87,500 GSF building pending LEED Gold. Its heavy-timber wood structure demonstrates how the industry can address climate change by building with wood. The R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College is a 2-story, 17,000 SF registered LBC project & 2017 COTE Top 10 Award winner. It generates 100% of its energy on-site and reduces water consumption by 95%. The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is a single story, 9,000 SF environmental education center and registered LBC project. Designed to be a teaching tool, the project includes educational displays for Pre-K through adults, explaining composting toilets, potable rainwater harvesting & treatment, and greywater systems. The Bechtel Environmental Classroom, a 2,300 SF single story building designed as a field station for Smith College, was the fifth Certified Living Building in the world.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to discuss why building with wood is sustainable and critical for the building industry to address the challenges of climate change.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to explain the fundamental components of mass timber buildings, basic mass timber structural systems, types of mass timber materials, design opportunities, and pros and cons.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to discuss the basic requirements of the Living Building Challenge, including unique systems and strategies used to meet this certification, including net zero water, net zero energy, and the Red List.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to explain the collaborative approach and community engagement strategies used on Living Building Challenge projects to ensure project goals are met and can continue to make an impact following project completion.

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
4
AIA Credit Hours:
4 LU|HSW


Event Type: Tour > Session


 
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